CHARLOTTE, N.C. (AP) — Kemba Walker had 23 points and seven assists to help the Charlotte Bobcats beat the Cleveland Cavaliers 90-84 on Friday night in their home opener.
Walker hit a 3-pointer over Kyrie Irving with 58 seconds left to break a tie.
The Cavaliers had two chances to tie, but Charlotte’s Josh McRoberts came up with a steal and Jarrett Jack had an air-ball on a 3-pointer with 12 seconds left.
Gerald Henderson added two free throws in the final 11 seconds remaining to make it a two-possession game and help seal the win.
Bismack Biyombo, who filled in for injured center Al Jefferson, and had 11 points on 5-of-6 shooting and added 10 rebounds for Charlotte.
CJ Miles had 22 points, and Tristan Thompson added 21 for the Cavaliers. Irving had 16 points on 7-of-17 shooting, but was held to one point in the fourth quarter.
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